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10 februari 2020 - 11 februari 2020

Considering Health Behavior Change

Living healthier is a piece of cake. Just pick one of the many apps, websites or social media supporting a better lifestyle, and follow the instructions. Everyone wins! The individual, who will live healthier, longer and happier. And society, because chronic illnesses will be prevented and the costs of healthcare will drop.

Technology has brought us here. Health systems are becoming increasingly personalized. And by combining self-tracking with other data the user can be motivated and empowered with tailored behavior change solutions. All fitted to personal habits, social and physical contexts, time-variant events, and physiological patterns.

Despite the advantages, most behavior changes last only briefly. But why? Why do most changes not result in a more sustainable change of health behavior? This is the theme of the workshop Considering Health Behavior Change, on 10 and 11 February, organized by the TU/e Center for Humans and Technology.

This two-day workshop is especially interesting for ethicists, psychologists, designers, and health professionals specialized in behavior change technology for health. Researchers and practitioners will present recent insights and engage in dialogue on the ethical themes of trust and consent and on the psychological theme of intrinsic motivation.

Corona (building Hubble), TU/e campus, De Lampendriessen 31, 5631 AH Ei Eindhoven

(Please register for each day separately)

Monday 10 February

12:00 - 12.40 - Welcome
Welcome (with lunch buffet)

12.40 - 12.55 - Opening
Lily Frank, Assistant Professor, Philosophy and Ethics at TU/e

12.55 - 13.35 - Dynamic consent and the changing role of the patient
Harriet Teare, Researcher in Healthcare and Policy, and Deputy Director of HeLEX, University of Oxford

13.35 - 14.15 - To be announced

14.15 - 14.30 - Short break

14.30 - 15.10 - Mobile health and wellness: ethical and social challenges
Petra Verhoef, Coordinator Digital Care and Health, Rathenau Institute

15.10 - 15.30 - To be announced
Iris Loosman, Doctoral Candidate, Philosophy and Ethics, TU/e

15.30 - 15.45 - Break

15.45 - 16.25 - The fundamental insufficiency of consent in the context of health wearables
Nana Cecilie Halmsted Kongsholm, Postdocteral Researcher, Philosophy, University of Copenhagen

16.25 - 18.00 - Networking and drinks


Tuesday 11 February

09:00 - 09.30 - Welcome

09.30 - 09.45 - Opening
Jaap Ham, Associate Professor, (Ambient) Persuasive Technology, TU/e

09.45 - 10.25 - Digital intervention design
Harri Oinas-Kukkonen, Professor of Information Systems Science, University of Oulu, Finland

10.25 - 11.05 - To be announced
Evangelos Karapanos, Assistant Professor, Communication and Internet Studies, Cyprus University of Technology (CUT)

11.05 - 11.10 - Short break

11.10 - 11.50 - To be announced

11.50 - 12.10 To be announced
Elcin Hanci, Doctoral Candidate, Human Technology Interaction, TU/e

12.10 - 12.25 - Closing

12.25 - 14.00 - Networking and lunch buffet

(Please register for each day separately)


Corona (building Hubble), TU/e campus
De Lampendriessen 31
5631 AH Ei Eindhoven

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